Up to 40 four-year fully-funded EPSRC PhD Studentships available for September 2017

Internationally-renowned water research centres

Annual residential summer-school, weekly research seminars and social events


Recent News

WISE Annual Report now available

Each year we produced a WISE Annual Report, containing highlights from the last year. The 2016-17 has just been published. It contains information on engagement, the student experience and student case studies. There’s also a list of all the student projects. It is available for download here: WISE CDT 2016-2017 Annual Report

Viennese Trip for WISE Students

The European Geosciences Union General Assembly is held every spring in Vienna. Almost 15,000 researchers from over 100 countries attended to present their latest breakthroughs, learn what’s new in their field, and meet potential new research partners. Eight WISE CDT students and their supervisors attended in April 2017. Each student presented a poster outlining recent […]

YPN Conference in Cardiff

It was a huge pleasure working with WISE students. They presented clearly and concisely, and plainly understand how to make their research relevant to industry Tracey Dunford – CIWEM In May 2017 a team of WISE CDT students from Cardiff University helped organise a conference as part of an established project – the Cardiff Young […]

The Future of UK Coastal Research – 13th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference

In April 2017 WISE CDT students Paul Bayle, Stephen Clee, Jonathan King and Laurence Hawker attended the 13th UK Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference (YCSEC), which was also hosted by WIRC@Bath. The event provided a remarkable opportunity for the students to present their work to other leading scientists and engineers. Building on the success […]

Student Case Study: Damian Staszek

Damian Staszek has an industry-sponsored place on the WISE CDT with Bristol Water having previously worked as an engineer. As a consequence, he spends time working onsite with Bristol Water. In his second year, Damian’s project is on ‘Optimisation of Supply Demand Balance Model under Uncertainty’. Damian explained his work “My work is involved with […]

Student Case Study: Maria Xenochristou

Maria Xenochristou, supervised by Professors Kapelan and Keedwell, is working closely with Dr Chris Hutton from Wessex Water to develop improved demand forecasting methodology. Maria has used demand based data provided by the Wessex Water from smart meters collected at half-hourly intervals for the period of several years from over 5,000 properties across the South […]

  WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.

David Evans, Director, Natural Energy Wyre

  WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.

G4 Alliance

  Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.

Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

  “It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research,”

Professor John Banyard OBE